• eye catching light - Wiffsmiff23
  • The photo was even wider, but the pillars where curved too much...
  • I also have the same shot with green light (It shone green for a few minutes when they turned it on...)
  • Byzantine motifs
  • nice... - Invi5ibleString

Duomo di Monreale

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The Cathedral of Monreale, on a hill on the lower slopes of a mountain overlooking Palermo, was the last and most beautiful of the Norman churches built in Sicily, and one of the architectural wonders of the medieval world. A project of the Norman King William II (1153 - 1166 - 1189), the huge Cathedral took only 8 years to build (between 1174 and 1182).

Some idea of the richness of the interior mosaics, which cover the entire Cathedral, can be gleaned from the fact that they contain around 2,200 kilos of pure gold.

technique/processing

Partly HDR or better to say DRI - the golden middle is blended from a photo taken with -2EV. Both were handheld of course (no tripods allowed). Photoshop auto align took care of the slight shift.

"standard" processing after that - sharpening, levels, s-curve, slight cross processing, tonal contrast and a lil bit of glamour glow on the brighter parts.

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  1. Imran Ul Karim 36 months ago | reply

    Loved the wide angle.

  2. RHiNO NEAL 36 months ago | reply

    stunning shot

  3. Conchilla Márquez Gómez 36 months ago | reply

    sin palabras.....increible!

  4. f_riebel 36 months ago | reply

    Kein Stativ - beindruckend!

  5. Grzesiek. 35 months ago | reply

    Fantastic capture

  6. adrians_art 35 months ago | reply

    Stunning interior work Philipp!

  7. Girolamo's HDR photos 35 months ago | reply

    Great view of the cathedral! The light is nicely captured!

    Here is my version (vertorama):

    La Cathédrale de Monreale

  8. -Reji 35 months ago | reply

    amazing capture

  9. malavoda 35 months ago | reply

    Das Licht erwartet uns, aber der Weg ist laaaaaaaaaaaang. Die Verzerrung bringt die erdrückende Macht der Kirche schön rüber.

  10. borsalino1951 33 months ago | reply

    Magnificent Prospect compliment.!

  11. digifancanon 32 months ago | reply

    Really beautiful shot and Church!!!

  12. CurtOner [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

    great image!:)

  13. Structure & Spontaneity by .K. [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

    awesome!

  14. lewisfilms 30 months ago | reply

    Wow, great shot!

  15. NoelleViscontiPhotography 25 months ago | reply

    this cathedral is a part of my heritage..from my grandfather's side...How lovely to see it in all it's beauty. Thank you for capturing it as you have!

  16. dwayne miras 20 months ago | reply

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    I think Benvenuti al Sud group would suit your photo very well. I suggest you to take a look at that group.

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